Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thrones And Dominions

Earth's third album called Phase 3:Thrones and Dominions from 1995. Gone is Dave Harwell. This incarnation was mainly the work of Dylan Carlson. Perhaps Earth's most overlooked release, it is also one of the most unsettling. Bad trips.

7 comments:

Zmaj said...

The cover art alone is unsettling. D:
But I guess Earth always had weird (and pretty awesome) covers.

nickabe57 said...

As a novice to Earth and the drone scene in general, I was pleasantly receptive to the last Earth posting (2, I think). Even purchased Pentastar which I think is fantastic...looking forward to digesting this one...Bad trips, musically, are usually alot more interesting than the good ones.

vugelnox said...

always a strange and challenging band. Never a leisurely and expected listen with these guys.

Adrian said...

What do you find unsettling about this record?

Aesop said...

More of a contextual reason rather than anything on the record. It was an extremely difficult time for Earth, and I think it sort of shows.

J.G.W. said...

Righteous. Thanks for the post, man.

paris said...

Thanks for the post! I appreciate your descriptions (especilly back for Extra-Capsular Extraction), as they help make sense of what appears on the face of it as rather ordinary moody metallic drone, but dig a little deeper and there's a powerful and original (and intelligent) aesthetic.